Cymbalta

Last Update May 24, 2016
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Uses: Cymbalta is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and Fibromyalgia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
Other brands: Duloxetine
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3.1
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Positive 22,921 "I wanted to respond though because in the last few years I have been diagnosed with fibroid myalgia and vitamin D defiency. ...In the meantime i was suffering from crazy pain all over, thought I had... "Read more positive discussions
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Finally after 40 years a bit of light at the end of the tunnel
| Stardust55
I started taking Lyrica about 6 weeks ago and worked slowly up from 25mg to 50mg now on 75mg at night and 50mg in the morning. I also Thame 60mg of Cymbalta at lunch time and magnesium+ . It has worked so well I only need Targin and Diazapam when I overdo things. I am able to think a bit better and actually plan a few things. I'm very happy with my progress.

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Any help for headaches?
| MAS59
Has anyone had problems urinating on Morrison? I was on nortriptyline and did, plus severe dry mouth. My doctor switched my to Cymbalta, but I think it makes me worse. My problem is severe chronic migraine headaches. Also, what about weight gain?

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Sinus trouble
| holymoly
I started the generic for of Effexor in December and starting in January I have experienced dry mouth and a constant nasal sound like I have a cold. Finally decided it is the Effexor and have an appointment with my Dr to discontinue and find something else. Was on the generic of Cymbalta but caused a major body bloat.

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Lyrica
| bhusebye
I have found that Lyrica helps. Adding Tizanidine helped every more! Now my nerves hurt a lot when I over work or get too emotional, Mad or Upset. I was on Cymbalta and had to quit cold turkey because when they upped my dose from 30 mg to 60 I wanted to jump off a bridge. I was so weepy, a bad day seemed 1000 times worse than it was. The withdrawals from Cymbalta were terrible. I went to the Vitamine shoppe and picked up GABA to stop the Brain Zaps. What is a brian Zap? Its an electrical storm on the surface of your brain from the back of your neck to the front of your brain.

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| China Doll 68
I have been on the fentanyl patch for 18 yrs now (I'm up to 275mcg) & a bunch of other "stuff" like neurotoxin & cymbalta, etc etc for nerve pain, but I have 2 issues 1) I need a really good muscle relaxed & 2) because I have a spinal cord stimulator & am looking at a major surgery this summer, how the heck are these docs going to be able to control my pain?! I don't know if anyone else here has this fear, but I find that being on one the most powerful narcotics there is available is great for my chronic RSD pain, but when I have flare ups....nothing touch's it....oxycontin is now like taking Tylenol. So what do I do? I was diagnosed in 1998...its progressive, degenerative & incurable. ...AND INCREDIBLY PAINFUL! Is there anyone else out there either feeling the same fear, dealing with the same diagnosis. ...or both? Thanks for reading....peace & blessings to all. ??
ihave3
May 4, 2016
I hope your surgery goes well. I had a triple fusion in my lower back in 2011 and just had a total right knee replacement. I have been on Butrans for yrs. What my Dr did was wean me off my butrans then gave me oxy's. Then once my surgery was done he put me back on the Butrans and gave me perc 30's. They really helped. Try reducing the amount of your dose slowly and then they can put it up higher once u are done with surgery. It worked for me and I was addicted to a bunch of other meds and now I feel great. Once u get the surgery done u hopefully will feel better :)

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Cymbalta causing hemorroids?
| maedermar
It's been abouy a year since I'm on cymbalta, and recently upped my dosage to 30mg. I'm not certain if it is hemorrhoids, but I noticed a small bump at the anal opening, which I never had before. Anyone else have this problem?

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Duloxetine worked for me, Lorazapem did not.
| mediva
Lorazapem never worked for me. Cymbalta worked for me after the initial nausea feeling, dizziness, etc. I knew it would take time to get in my system. Although, I don't care for the sleepiness around 2pm, or the lack of libido, the alternative of not taking it is worse. I would rather have the side effects of duloxetine than go around all day hoping someone would hit me so i can beat the crap out of them. Or the feeling of aggravation at everything, from people asking me a simple question. The side effects matter not to me when it allows me to function on a day to day basis. I abhor taking medication, but when I don't, I always go back to the same violent feelings.

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works, but is it worth the side effects
| kjperkins2003
Caused a horrible psychotic hallucinations, never experienced anything like it. Had doctor lower my dose, feeling better but scared of having that horrible reaction again.

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| Inpain
I have fibromyalgia and I have been on Lyrica for a week now. I was prescribed 50mg a day but I am stay at 25mg a day. I am having vivid dreams, sometimes nightmares, night sweats, and mood swings. I was taken off Cymbalta due to constipation, terrible stomach pain, and the feeling of " I just want to sit and do nothing all day", which is exactly what I did. The weight gain and eating just to eat on both medications is what I hate. But the dreams are starting to freak me out. I can't say the pain is any better but I do have more energy than I did on Cymbalta. I'm giving another 2 weeks or so.

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| Powervault
I am a 10 year pain patient. I got 30 mg Cymbalta for 35 days. I ended up with dryness to the mouth, eyes, face. Additionally I got headaches, tremors, night mares, nausea, vertigo, dizziness, blurry vision. Basically all the symptoms from the side effects from the list. Finally I got blackouts (in my car) and became close to blind. I have been off for 30+ days, and I am 30%+ back to normal. I am a man so I do not know about vaginal dryness, but it made me dry. I am still so dry, that I cannot tolerate any of my other medicine without reaching a critical lack of water in my head which makes my loose my vision. Thinking of joining the class act law suit on Cymbalta - it nearly killed me. So I am also enjoying my pain and withdrawal - since I currently tolerate no medicin. I think if it can make you dry - it can probably make you dry anywhere. Hope you can use the information. Happy New Year from Denmark.

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Facts about Cymbalta

What does Cymbalta look like?
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Strength : 20 mg
Pill imprint : LILLY;3235;20;mg
Color : Green
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 30 mg
Pill imprint : LILLY;3240;30;mg
Color : Blue,White
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 60 mg
Pill imprint : LILLY;3270;60;mg
Color : Green,Blue
Shape : Capsule
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C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Cymbalta during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alcohol warning on Cymbalta
There may be a negative interaction between Cymbalta and alcohol.
How do I obtain Cymbalta?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Cymbalta?
Pill
What dosages are available?
Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Ingredients
Duloxetine Hcl
Approval Date
August 3, 2004
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